Collection of the Divine
"Everyone deserves a meal."
Calling: World’s Feast
Country of Origin: N/A
Strength 1, Dexterity 4, Stamina 4, Charisma 4, Manipulation 2, Appearance 1, Perception 3, Intelligence 3, Wits 5
Athletics 2, Awareness 2, Command 2, Empathy 3, Fortitude 1, Integrity 2, Investigation 2, Marksmanship 3, Occult 2, Politics 2, Presence 3, Science (Ecology) 2, Survival 3
Book of Harvest 1 (Fertility)
Book of Battle 1 (War)
Book of Empire 1 (Guardian)
Token Bracelet 2 (Summon animated statues using 1 point of Legend; may mimic the effects of Potability (Water 1) on a larger area once every three days)
Animated statues 2 (Followers)
Epic Dexterity 1, Epic Stamina 1, Epic Charisma 1, Epic Intelligence 1, Epic Wits 1
Untouchable Opponent, Inspirational Figure, Social Chameleon, Language Mastery, Holy Fortitude, Scent the Divine (free knack)
Blessing of Bravery, Vigil Brand, Cleanse, The Wakeful Spirit, The Watchful Spirit, The Helpful Spirit
Duty 3, Conviction 2, Endurance 3, Intellect 1
Legend 3, Legend Pool: 9
Dodge DV: 7
Parry DV: 3
Join Battle: 8
Soak: B5, L3, A1
Movement: Move 7, Dash 12, Jump 3
Bulletproof Vest A0, L2, B2
Ken Ramirez was born to wealthy international investors whose line of work sent them all over the world. His was a happy life, although a slightly lonely one: If you’re in Caracas one day and Gaborone the next there is not a lot of time to form long-lasting friendships. As he travelled the world, Ken experienced a wide variety of peoples and cultures, but was especially interested in food and global cuisine.
As he grew, Ken began to become aware of the issue of global starvation, and swore to himself that he would use his wealth and resources to make a difference. At age 28, he began a nonprofit called the World’s Feast Initiative, dedicated to supporting rural international farmers through a combination of traditional farming techniques and cutting-edge technology. The WFI also worked for social justice, using mass media to reveal the actions of those who would attempt to oppress those trying to put food on the table. Its wide success caused Ken to be hailed by the world as a genius and a saint.
Two years later, Ken recieved a phone call from a donor who wished to meet with him before giving a large amount of money to the organization. Before the meeting began, the investor gave him a gift: A boxed set of three books with Japanese ukiyo-e prints. As they talked, Ken told the anonymous donor about his work and his goals for the future. At the end of the meeting, the donor revealed that he was the god Hachiman and that Ken was his son. Ken’s philanthropic actions had earned him the right to wield his father’s power.
Expressing disbelief, Hachiman brought Ken across the street from the WFI, where a patch of trees suffered from a termite infestation, and told him to read from one of the books. As Ken read, the termites fled from the trees and leaves grew back upon them, leaving them as healthy as they were before. This was what he was capable of, Hachiman told him, and you must use this power wisely.
However, this was not without its drawbacks. One day, Ken and the WFI exposed a corporation in Brazil that was forcing farmers off family plots to mine for iron ore. That evening, Ken began to experience the feeling that he was being watched for some reason. As he left his cot, he heard a whistling sound as a bullet narrowly missed his head. Loud shouts and crashes rang from outside, and soon a mercenary kicked open the door. He explained to Ken that he was a scion of Ogoun, the Loa god of iron, and that if Ken released the information on the corporation (which was owned by the god in question) he would be dogged by scions for the rest of his life. Nevertheless, Ken went through with it.
Several attempts on his life later, Ken began carrying a pistol on his hip and constantly watching around him. One day, a small box appeared in his office, addressed to him. He opened it to find a small bracelet with tiny stone figures of famous warriors. The inside of the lid had a note:
“For your protection. -Dad”
The figures were actually tokens, able to summon statues animated by kami, possessing strong skills in combat. Bolstered by his divine father, and tempered in the heat of battle, Ken Ramirez marches on to let the whole world feast upon the earth’s bounty.
In his spare time, Ken enjoys outdoor sports such as hiking, rock climbing, skydiving, and parasailing.